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  1. If you’re intending to travel again any time soon, or indeed at all, you’re probably going to want to go to a place where you can minimise your contact with other people as much as possible. Fortunately, that kind of isolation often tends to coincide with considerable luxury, as in the case of the latest addition to the line-up of ultra-high-end accommodation available in the Maldives: Ithaafushi – The Private Island, part of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort.The best post-pandemic…
  2. Netflix’s new binge-worthy series Bling Empire is taking the world by storm. Following the wildly wealthy Asian and Asian-American community living and lounging in Los Angeles, the hit series has clued us in on how the other side lives – and the reception has been emphatic.Interestingly, it’s not just the well-to-do millennials that are taking centre stage in the new unscripted series. Instead, a 60-year-old millionaire recluse has been stealing the show.If you were blown away by Anna Shay’s…
  3. Tucked away behind a palm tree-lined avenue on the outskirts of Naples is the Kiton workshop – a mythical place where rolls of ultrafine fabric arrive at one end of the building and some of the world’s most expensive suits leave at the other.We received a rare invitation to look behind the scenes at this Italian temple of tailoring.Stepping into Kiton’s elegant HQ, where the workers set down their shears at lunchtime to enjoy leisurely, home-cooked meals washed down with red wine, it quickly…
  4. On a chilly, grey afternoon, what strikes shoppers in the Jimmy Choo store on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris aren’t the Avril stiletto shoes with Swarovski crystals that sell for €3,495 (US$4,250), but rather the pair of crystal-encrusted Diamond black trainers that are €100 (US$121) more expensive.The trainer was launched two years ago, but it’s gained new relevance for a brand normally known for its 10-cm-high heels (3.9 inches).No Cannes Film Festival, no Met Gala, no nights out, postponed…
  5. Who runs the world? YouTubers!Everyone is glued to their channels, scrolling through their content. And with Covid-19 confining people indoors with only YouTube and Netflix to entertain themselves with, viewership has soared, with top-earning stars garnering millions of views per video.Even as other sectors struggle, business on YouTube is booming. Forbes noted that its list of top 10 highest-paid YouTubers secured an estimated US$211 million from June 2019 to June 2020 – a whopping 30 per cent…
  6. Despite limited public engagements and a complete halt on international travel, Kate Middleton still had plenty of opportunities to be in the public eye and serve her country in 2020. Known for her impeccable style and mixing and matching of high end and high street fashion, the Duchess of Cambridge recycled and repeated many of her outfits this year, reflecting her sensitivity towards the overall difficulties people were experiencing in 2020. She did, however, treat herself to a £17,300 (US$23…
  7. So, vaccines. That’s a relief, eh? With several Covid-19 vaccines appearing to be safe and effective, one of the questions on many people’s lips is: when can we go on holiday again? But it’s going to be a tremendous challenge to make enough of those vaccines, get them to people and get those people to take them, so a return to anything like normal for luxury travel is likely to take a little while yet. And so the answer to the question of when we can travel appears to be: not any time soon, but…
  8. Technical complexity and unerring precision has always been right at the heart of Richard Mille’s watchmaking, and its latest RM 65-01 Automatic Split Seconds Chronograph is certainly no exception to that. Rather, the watch is a prime example of the brand’s watchmaking prowess, and it might just be Richard Mille’s most complex timepiece ever.Curations: Why the slim RM 033 and RM 67-01 stand out As the name suggests, the RM 65-01 houses a highly precise split-seconds chronograph complication,…
  9. This is part of Alvin Goh’s Look Good, Feel Good column for STYLE.With Covid-19 causing havoc – including the repeated closure of beauty outlets in Hong Kong and elsewhere – many beauty businesses are cashing in on online sales. I have seen many ads on Facebook in which brands promote gadgets that claim to instantly transform your face shape after mere minutes of use.These are known as home HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) gadgets, and often seem too good to be true. So I called up Dr…
  10. If you’re experiencing Crazy Rich Asians withdrawal symptoms, Netflix’s new series Bling Empire is going to be right up your alley. The show premiered on January 15 and already promises to be seriously binge-worthy. Jeff Jenkins (executive producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians ) is at the helm, and the show follows Los Angeles’ wealthiest (and most wild) Asian and Asian-American socialites.While the cast of the new reality series has been kept under wraps by Netflix until now, we can…